Today we went to Universal Studios and did the (very expensive but very very cool) VIP tour, went through the whole backlot, went on all the rides. We got to walk around on the set they're currently working on for The Cat in the Hat. They had a bunch of Dr-Seuss-style trees up, and bright colored storefronts with giant donuts, fish, coffee cups, shoes, and the like. All right next to the clock tower from Back to the Future.... talk about surreal.
Even more surreal was the sight of Whoville rising over the Bates Motel a little later in the tour.